My Review

I really enjoyed the first book in this series and this one is hugely enjoyable too.

Author Gina Kirkham was a police officer for a number of years. The part memoir, fiction taken from facts books about the exploits of Constable Mavis Upton are based on the real life experiences of the author herself.

Full of hilariously funny moments, anecdotes, dark humour and locker room banter that won’t always please the PC brigade (politically correct, not police force 😀)

I read this book prior to my husband going in to hospital for surgery and it really took my mind off events. I’m a real worrier and this had me giggling virtually non stop. Only alcohol has the same effect on me 🍷

There are some serious, poignant moments too but we’re not given any gruesome details of sudden deaths or fatal road accidents. The author shows great sensitivity to the victims and families.

I’m looking forward to reading more of Mavis’s adventures. A real breath of fresh air after my usual diet of crime fiction and psychological drama.

I’ll never be able to eat another ring doughnut though! 🍩

About the Author

Gina Kirkham was born on the Wirral in the not-so-swinging 50’s. Being the less adventurous of three children, she remains there to this day. Trundling a bicycle along a leafy path one wintry day, a lifelong passion to be a police officer gave her simultaneously an epiphany and fond memories of her favourite author Enid Blyton and moments of solving mysteries. And thus began an enjoyable and fulfilling career with Merseyside Police. On retirement she put pen to paper to write a book based on her experiences as a police officer. And so Mavis Upton was born…

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